About the Authors

Linus Bengtsson

bengtssonlinus@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Xin Lu

Affiliations Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Anna Thorson

Affiliation Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Richard Garfield

Affiliation Schools of Nursing and Public Health, Columbia University, New York City, United States of America

Johan von Schreeb

Affiliation Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived of the research method, obtained permission to access the mobile phone network data and led the project: LB. Contributed additional ideas for the method: XL RG. Designed the software used in the analyses: XL. Analyzed the data: XL. Provided senior epidemiological guidance and expertise in disaster medicine: AT RG JvS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LB AT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LB XL AT RG JvS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LB XL AT RG JvS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LB XL AT RG JvS.